Erdmann to Run in 5k Olympic Trial Final Thursday
Tara Erdmann will run in the final of the 5k on Thursday.
June 27, 2012
EUGENE, Ore. -- Former Lion Tara Erdmann earned a spot in Thursday's 5k final at the 2012 Olympic trials in Eugene, Ore. after finishing fourth overall on Monday in her heat with a time of 15:49.98. Sixteen athletes will compete in Thursday's race, as the top-six in each heat are joined by the next four fastest times that did not automatically qualify based on finish. The top-three finishers in the race who have the Olympic A standard time of 15:20.0 will represent USA at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
In addition to her run in the 5k, Erdmann also competed in the 10,000 meter Olympic qualifying race last Friday, June 22. The native of Tucson, Ariz. placed sixth overall in a personal-best time of 32:09.15, just 10 seconds out of the top-three.
Watch Tara compete in the 5000-meter final scheduled for 7:15 p.m. (Pacific time) this Thursday, June 28 on the NBC Sports Network (Click Here to find the NBC Sports Network channel on your cable/satellite provider).
Follow Tara's quest for a spot in the London Olympics by visiting the LMU Track & Field and Cross Country Facebook and Twitter pages for exclusive pictures and videos of Tara at the Olympic Trials and all up-to-date information regarding LMU Track & Field and Cross Country.
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